Zenith New Vintage 1965

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Zenith New Vintage 1965, 2010 edition

You may have heard the news on my recent engagement. Not to be outdone in the proceedings, I took it upon myself to buy a new watch. I haven’t been a ‘watch wearer’ for years, always resorting to pull whatever gadget or phone I had out of my pocket for the time. No longer!

I’ve been a long time fan of Zenith and I’m now the proud owner of their 2010 edition, New Vintage 1965 automatic.

I was surprised to find out just how hard this particular watch is to find. Apparently you must specifically order it from Zenith through an authorized Zenith reseller, and after trawling around every swiss watch shop in London, I had lead times from 6 to 1 month. I went with Harrods, they had the original 1965 model in stock (for trying on), excellent customer service and they could have a new one ready for collection in 2 weeks.

I’ve been happily wearing it daily for the last couple of weeks and its running well. It is an automatic, so after initial winding you must wear it daily for the first 12 days to get it trained to your wrist’s movements.

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